tropical sprue

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Noun1.tropical sprue - a chronic disorder that occurs in tropical and non-tropical forms and in both children and adults; nutrients are not absorbed; symptoms include foul-smelling diarrhea and emaciation
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
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Tropical sprue has also been associated with Marsh I lesions.
Tropical Sprue (the strange disease Harold caught in Nigeria) attacks the gut and punches holes in it.
Villous blunting can be observed in a variety of other inflammatory and infectious diseases, including giardiasis, tropical sprue, bacterial overgrowth, specific food allergies, and occasionally, common variable immunodeficiency.